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Solving the Darwinian Mystery of "Strange" South American Mammals Scientists have resolved pieces of a nearly 200-year-old evolutionary puzzle surrounding the group of mammals that Charles Darwin... March 18, 2015 Crocs Rocked Pre-Amazonian Peru Thirteen million years ago, as many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern... February 24, 2015 Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars Thrived with Time A new study about echinoids—marine animals like sea urchins and sand dollars—gives scientists a reason to rethink a classical pattern... February 23, 2015 Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease on View at AMNH Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on January 13, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease explores the factors that determine... January 13, 2015 Lightweight Skeletons of Modern Humans have Recent Origin New research shows that modern human skeletons evolved into their lightly built form only relatively recently—after the start of... December 22, 2014 American Mastodons Made Warm Arctic, Subarctic Temporary Home Researchers are revising fossil age estimates based on new radiocarbon dates and suggesting that the Arctic and Subarctic were only... December 1, 2014 Nature's Fury From earthquakes and volcanoes to tornadoes and hurricanes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around... November 11, 2014 52-million-year-old "Ant-loving" Beetle Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a 52-million-year old beetle that likely was able to live alongside ants—preying on their... October 2, 2014 Gravitational Waves in the Stars Scientists have shown how gravitational waves—invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time that propagate through the universe—might... September 22, 2014 Iconic Tortoise Lonesome George on Exhibit Lonesome George, the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind and became a global icon for conservation, will... September 19, 2014 AMNH Announces Countdown to Zero The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic... September 19, 2014 Drivers of Rich Bird Biodiversity in Neotropics An international team of researchers is challenging a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit... September 10, 2014
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